How to Make Clothespin Wreaths for Summertime

4 Materials
1 Hour

I love making clothespin wreaths. They are cheap, fast, and versatile: summer, spring, holidays, even beach theme are all easy and fun.

Spray paint the wire wreath the darkest of the two colors of spray paint you have.

At the same time spray paint one side of all of the clothespins. When dry, spray paint with the sealant then flip and spray the other sides.

Keep the wreath so that the curve is upward, begin alternating the clothespins placing them as tightly and as far down as they will go. As soon as you get to the end of a section (a green wire), stop.

This is where I barely open each one up and put a small amount of hot glue inside each one.

You may not feel like this is necessary as they clothespins should already be on fairly tight. However, I like to add this extra bit of security and it doesn’t take very long.

Continue around the wreath like this leaving a small opening at one end to adhere some ribbon for hanging.

Once you get a hang of the technique, you can make different styles, like this sunflower wreath.

Suggested materials:

  • 12" or 14” wire wreath   (Dollar Store)
  • Spray paint – 2 colors and a finishing coat   (craft store)
  • Clothespins (60)   (Dollar Store)
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Jennifer Smith
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